The AFC West is laying the smack down on NFC East opponents early in the 2013 season. After Sunday’s (3-0) record, Kansas City walked into the Philadelphia Eagles’ home and came away with an impressive win. On Thursday September 19, Alex Smith became the first Kansas City Chiefs quarterback to start (3-0) since another former San Francisco quarterback. His name was Joe Montana.
The day started all about Andy Reid and his return to Philadelphia. It ended with Reid exacting revenge on his former team in a 26-16 victory. All night long, the defense harassed Michael Vick into two interceptions. They also sacked Vick five times.
Make no mistake, this game had more to do with the Chiefs’ defense than the Eagles’ offense. While, they held the passing game in check, LeSean McCoy rushed for 158 yards on 20 carries. Michael Vick added 95 yards on five carries.
On this night, the Eagles had big plays offensively, they just didn’t put enough of them together for enough scoring drives.
Alex Smith does what Alex Smith does best. He was 22/35 passing for 273 yards. However, he didn’t have any touchdowns or interceptions. Still, Smith made the biggest pass from his end zone on a third down play. The 3rd down conversion kept Philadelphia’s offense off the field, and ignited a game clinching drive that led to a Ryan Succop field goal.
In the end, Andy Reid finally won a game in Philadelphia after sustaining a home losing streak that facilitated his firing.
The AFC West continues its dominance over the NFC East. They are currently (4-0).
Donnie Avery caught 7 passes for 141 yards.
Jamaal Charles had 27 touches for 172 total yards.
Philadelphia is (1-2) under Chip Kelly, and they have yet to win a home game.